Trash-picked 2 brand new long, narrow plastic planters and two 2-gallon water jugs, plus two 1-gallon glass wine bottles, at the recycle place. All were very clean except the planters have lots of dust. The wine bottles are too big for the shelf where I wanted to use them, so they will probably get rerecycled. I cut the ends off the water jugs to make storage containers. We like them in the garage cabinets for assorted things. The planters are narrow enough to fit nicely on a windowsill.
This month has gotten very active with free items for us....
An airline emailed me to tell me I needed to use up my miles on something. I usually get free magazines but got a Walmart gift card instead and am giving it to my sister for her birthday.
I went online to Target and got 4 bath towels for $10! I got a free GC from Swagbucks to buy them.
DS2 won a college scholarship for $2,500.
My job gave me a free apron with pockets and embroidery to wear to work. It's our new uniform and we can wear whatever we want underneath. Before, we had to wear their designated clothing line (and buy it) as well as certain colored pants/shoes.
I salvaged 2 tomato cages NWT from the metal recycle pile at the dump, and a small rectangular glass top table from the shed where people can put usable things they no longer want. The table had been left outside so the finish was ruined and the glue in the joints was all loose, so I sanded it and reglued it and primed it. It looks 100% better already. It needs a couple coats of paint yet, then my mom wants it for a plant stand. I'm happy about that because I salvaged it for her.
1 loaf of sandwich bread, 1 dozen eggs, 1 small tub of buttery spread, some bottled water, distilled water, foam plates and cups, napkins, plastic ware, 1lb pork chops, bags of frozen vegs, moisturizing cream, and pain relief gel.
more free books, nice Pyrex bowl with cover, upgraded my microwave (free) and gave the old one to a social service agency that helps people starting out. Now I can actually boil water in my MW! the old one was so slow.
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